It's PARTY TIME. The big game is next week, time to make a plan and stock the fridge. Fire up that crock pot, oven, and grill—time to pig out.
After Thanksgiving, big game day is considered the second most important "food holiday." Food is an essential part of any watch party, so it’s time to fire up with my annual watch party recipe roundup.
I almost always enjoy the game. But even if you don't enjoy the game, there is no reason not to have great food.
While I will admit to liking college football more than pro, I enjoy professional sports during their playoffs. They seem actually to try harder.
Personally, I’m a reformed Lions fan, which means I don't watch regular-season games, and they haven't been in the playoffs for years. So, I don't watch pro football other than the big game. It is nice not to waste that 3 hours every Sunday.
But is 7 hours of pregame programming needed? We will be enjoying the puppy bowl part of that time. OK, I'm off task, back to the food.
Let's divide the recommendations into four classes, finger foods, chili, main courses, and sweets.
🖐️Finger Food Recipes
If you are hosting a party, finger foods are great for watching the game and munching. Here are some of my best.
To me, the watch party must have chili. You can check all my chili recipes in my chili category. But here are some of my favorites.
🥘Main Course Recipes
Maybe you are having more of a dinner. Here are some classics in all three food groups: beef, pork, and chicken.
No party or dinner is complete without something sweet. Give them something great to talk about that you can make ahead.
Have a great watch party.
LET'S BE SAFE OUT THERE. Please follow your local Health Department recommendations for gatherings.
Editor note: Originally Published . This post will be refreshed yearly with my current recommendations.